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Moisture Penetration Resistance of Concrete Masonry

This program provides a general overview of strategies to provide moisture-resistant concrete masonry assemblies, including material requirements and quality design and construction practices. A brief overview of mold and mold abatement is also included.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key material characteristics desirable for moisture-resistant assemblies.
  2. Recognize the basic types of CM wall construction, and the moisture-related qualities of each.
  3. Know the basics of effective flashing/weep installations
  4. Know how to effectively incorporate sealants and water repellents in concrete masonry assemblies

Keywords: concrete masonry, water penetration, water repellents, sealants, flashing